Cardi B Became The First Female Rapper With Two 11X Platinum Songs

Cardi B‘s 2018 singles “I Like It” and “Bodak Yellow” were recently both certified 11x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), making her the first female rapper ever to have two singles sell 11 million each.

While only 87 songs in the history of recorded music have been certified Diamond, just 13 of those have been certified higher than Cardi’s ‘Yellow’ and ‘Like’: Lil Nas X‘s ‘Old Town Road’ (16x Platinum), Gotye‘s ‘Somebody That I Used to Know‘ (14x Platinum), Imagine Dragons’ ‘Radioactive’ (14x Platinum), John Legend‘s ‘All of Me’ (14x Platinum), The Chainsmokers‘ ‘Closer‘ (14x Platinum), Bruno Mars’ ‘Just the Way You Are‘ (13x Platinum), Chris Stapleton‘s ‘Tennessee Whiskey‘ (13x Platinum), Eminem‘s ‘Lose Yourself’ (13x Platinum), Eminem’s ‘Love the Way You Lie‘ (13x Platinum), Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s ‘Despacito‘ (13x Platinum), Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Thinking Out Loud‘ (12x Platinum), Justin Bieber‘s ‘Baby‘ (12x Platinum), and Katy Perry‘s ‘FireWork‘ (12x Platinum).

The sales updates bring Cardi’s career digital sales to 54 million, the most among female rappers to date.

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